Romans 14:19 – Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
Young Christians need the kind of fellowship that will protect them and encourage them to grow. But you cannot treat them like “babies” all their lives! Older Christians must exercise love and patience and be careful not to cause them to stumble. But the younger Christians must “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). As they mature in the faith, they can help other believers to grow. The weak must learn from the strong, and the strong must love the weak. The result will be peace and maturity to the glory of God.
Who do you have in your life that you are helping grow stronger in their faith? Perhaps it is your children that you are teaching the ways of God or a friend who has just come into the body of Christ. There should be someone in your life that you are actively pouring into on a regular basis. I want you to consider the activities that you are involved with in your life. Would those activities draw someone closer in their relationship with Jesus or push them farther away? In other words, does my life attract people to the Lord? Your challenge this week is to think before you act. Think about what you are about to do before you do it and ask yourself, will this help or hurt someone else? Will your actions be appealing or appalling in the eyes of others if they are watching you? This week pursue peace and edify others by your actions. God bless you.